Knicks sign Spanish League point guard Pablo Prigioni
Pablo Prigioni has accepted Knicks league minimum offer of one-year $473,00, his U.S. agent George Bass confirmed to The Post.
Still waiting to officially match Jeremy Lin’s $28.8M offer sheet, the Knicks have now added the 35-year-old Spanish League point guard.
“I’ve been talking to (Knicks GM) Glen Grunwald for about four, five years about him,” Bass said. “This is the year it got done. He’s been very persistent with checking in about Pablo. He’s a very big fan.”
The Post reported Prigioni had visited the Knicks last month in New York. Prigioni is on Argentina’s Olympic Team and used to be the top Spanish League point guard. The Knicks European scout Kevin Wilson lives in Barcelona.
Bass said Prigioni is a pass before he shoots point guard similar to new teammate Jason Kidd, and Bass added that his client is looking forward to mentoring Lin.
Prigioni was a key member of the Argentina’s 2008 Olympic bronze-medal team.
“I’m pretty sure he’s better than a lot of young point guards in the NBA you get,’’ Walter Szczerbiak, the former U.S. Spanish League ambassador, said last month. “He’s really been through the wars. Spain is a real pressure cooker. Every game is playoff intensity. NBA, it’s just in the playoffs. He has great experience in tough situations and he’s a good leader.’’